PLANS to build a drive through coffee shop have been met with anger from residents questioning whether the town needs another Costa.

Complaints said there was already another Costa coffee shop just three roundabouts away and the town already boasts three of the chain's cafes.

There are also fears the drive through at Four Pools Retail Park, Four Pools Lane, will cause traffic and blight the area with litter.

Plans were submitted to Wychavon District Council back in August to install roof letters, signs, a height barrier and the words "Great Coffee Starts Here" on a bin store at the former Frankie and Benny's restaurant. 

It was announced that Costa and Greggs would be moving into the empty building back in June.

Neighbour Jamie Webley wrote: "This town absolutely has no need for another Costa coffee shop.

"The location is poor right next to residential area.

"It will only add to the traffic congestion in an already congested area of the town, with lots of short trips in and out of the zone."

Sam Grabham wrote to the council objecting on the grounds of additional traffic potentially caused by the drive through.

"Object due to already extremely busy surrounding roads - often at a gridlock - and there is not enough room in that carpark to have so many additional vehicles.

"There is another drive through Costa just 3 short roundabouts away."

Amie Dunderdale said she was in support of the development but added that Evesham needed more variety.

"There is already 3 Costas in the town and I don't see myself going to this one if it were to become a Costa."

Another objection rose issues with traffic problems at the exit and entry of the retail park from The Link.

David Beasley wrote: "The traffic has the potential to reach and come to a standstill from the Bypass and past the B and Q roundabout.

"At peak times throughout the year the access roads to the retail park can become congested.

"Parking could also be a problem on the site. Again during peak times the retail parks car park can become full causing a backlog of traffic trying to enter the site.

"A drive through will only amplify the problem."

Costa Coffee has not yet responded to a request for a comment.

Consultation on the planning application 21/01970/ADV is due to end on Friday, September 24.